First Generation

We aim to be an accessible and supportive resource for students as they navigate their own journey of personal and professional growth. We recognize that the identities you hold can play a significant role in how you approach your career and may influence how you explore your options, prepare your story, decide on opportunities, or approach your career goals.  The purpose of this page is to provide additional resources that we hope will help guide considerations for effective approaches to searching for opportunities and building a professional profile across the board.

This page will provide information that will assist your career development through events, online tools and curated news updates, and gain access to networking, internship and job opportunities to advance your career. We look forward to helping you make informed career and professional decisions by finding meaningful ways to connect with your community and industry partners.

A well-crafted résumé should stand out amongst others by properly highlighting both hard and soft skills and showcasing your relevant experiences which will appeal to prospective employers in the industry. One way to do this is by highlighting specific courses or soft skills you have acquired through related coursework or activities – such as problem solving ability or working in teams – as they demonstrate your knowledge and transferrable skills. Furthermore, you can use this platform to showcase how your unique set of skills and experiences could be applied within their organizations if chosen for hire. It is important to take proactive steps now to ensure success towards this professional goal. Begin by writing a resume in order to increase your chances of getting an internship or first job. Your resume should highlight your experience, showcase your hard and soft skills and connect your skills and abilities to the job market. A well-crafted resume should help you stand out amongst others!

Schedule an appointment with one of our Career Coaches to help you along your path!

First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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6 Ways Joining an Affinity Group Can Boost Your Career

Advancing your career has a few established tactics, including networking, skills building, and finding mentors. Now there’s another tactic: joining affinity groups.

Affinity groups are groups employees with a shared background or experience. For instance, an affinity group may be …

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How first-generation college students should find internships and entry-level jobs

First-generation college and university students in the United States are defined as those whose parents did not attend college. According to Wikipedia, first-generation college students tend to be older, come from families with lower incomes, attend college part-time, live off-campus, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Contact & Location

Phone
928-523-1291
Address

Room 121 Building 81
PO Box 15066
101 E. McConnell Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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